Italy, 500 Lire 1961

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: MC04-0102
Category: Modern Coins
Description: Italy, 500 Lire 1961
Country or State: Italy
Year: 1961
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Reign:  
Currency: Lira
Face Value: 500 Lire
Subject/Theme: Italian Unification Centennial
Obverse: Female seated left
Obverse Legend: REPVBBLICA ITALIANA
Obverse Designer: Guido Veroi
Reverse: Quadriga
Reverse Legend: 1961, L.500
Reverse Designer: Guido Veroi
Edge: 1° CENTENARIO VNITÀ D'ITALIA 1861-1961 (in relief)
Note:  
Mint Mark: R (Rome)
Composition: Silver (Ag) 0.835
Diameter: 29.5 mm
Thickness:  
Weight: 11.000 grams (0.2953 oz.)
Mintage: 27'120'000
Krause & Mishler Number: KM# 99
Other Catalog Number: Gigante: 80
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (Unc)
Rarity:  
   

CATALOG VALUE
Proof (Prf) € -
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) € -
Mint State/Mint Condition (MS) € -
Uncirculated (Unc) € 7.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 4.50
Very Fine (VF) € -
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

This coin was minted in 1961, 1962 and 1963 although they all have the same date 1961, for this reason the 500 Lire Caravelle (Columbus' Ships) were not minted in 1962 and 1963.

Varieties of this coin do not have the legeng "1° CENTENARIO VNITÀ D'ITALIA 1861-1961" around the edge because of evident error mintage.